Finally!  Our flaccid fantasy line-ups that have experienced a ton of shrinkage on the front line can re-erect their Stifle Towers!  Although we certainly HOPE this lasts more than 4 hours…

After missing just over a month, Rudy Gobert returned to action right in the sweetspot of his 4-6 week timetable and looked solid off the bench for 6 Pts and 3 Reb, hitting 3-4 “from the field” (a couple were dunks).  He looked spry and pretty close to the Gobert of old, which isn’t old at all – he’s still a young Flyin’ Frenchman.  It’ll probably be one or two more games before he’s fully unleashed, but since he didn’t have a block (one was called a foul that seemed close), maybe the buy low window is still narrowly cracked open.  If the minutes rise to 20 then 25 the next two outings and the stat lines aren’t shimmering with Boards-n-Blocks goodness, then I would be assaulting Gobert owners in one final push to acquire him.  If you own Gobert, don’t get nervous, let your Stifle Tower stand strong, and let Monsieur Elbow pitch a tent on your front line!  (I had to edit out like 5 worse metaphors – you’re welcome…)  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Rodney Hood Only played 22 minutes due to an ankle sprain, and other than Gobert and his awesomeness off the bench, was the only Jazz in the positive in +/-.  10/2/1/1/1 with a trey and 5-5 FT was pretty solid in Papa Hood’s limited run.  He needed help into the locker room, and he’s had a lot of lower leg injuries in his brief career.  Tough blow for Hood in a great opportunity sans-Alec Burks.  And there’s not too much to pickup on the wire either should Hood miss games, as Joe “yawn me to sleep” Ingles is likely the main beneficiary of minutes.  We also saw some Chris Johnson (11 Pts in 19 minutes last night but fouled out) last night, as he preps for a playoff run with the Cardinals.

Jeff Withey – With[ey] Gobert back and Derrick Favors seemingly close, your teams can do Withoutey.  Only 17 minutes last night, did have another 2 blocks and a decent line, but it’s getting the squeeze more than hot contestants on 70s Family Feud by Richard Dawkins (I did look it up and it’s true!).

Trey Lyles Surprisingly got the most burn of any Utah big, and rainbowed!  9/9/3/2/2 looks shiny and all, but it came at the cost of 4 TO and 1-4 FT shooting.  He even missed his only 3!  Stop trying to be Smoove, Trey, stoppit!

Trey Burke 10/3/3 with 3 TO, no steals, and only 1 trey on 4-12 shooting.  We need to make a Razzie for “most inconsistent player”.

James Harden Even if he’s throwing non-stop bricks from deep (0-7), still had his usual elite line of 33/8/3/2/1 and somehow shot over 50% going 13-25.  Hey, Beard, how about you drive a few more times!  However, that advice was never given to teammate Ty Lawson

Dwight Howard Sat with lower back tightness.  The Superman tramp stamp takes a while to heal.  Instead we got Clint Capela at the 5, going 7/10/0/3/0 in a ho-hum outing.  The real story was…

Terrence Jones – …back in the starting 5!  32 minutes of 14/8/2/0/0, and while the lack of D stats was sad, 6-10 FG and 2-2 FT.  Fortunately it doesn’t sound serious for Dwight (never wish for injuries!), unlike Donatas Motiejunas who can’t get his back right.  Houston could use a better bed brand for their bigs, get these guys some Tempur-Pedics!

Dennis Schroder Well, after believing Shelvin Mack would be a useful streamer on Monday, Coach Butthole goes back to Schroder, and thankfully stuck with him as the backup PG last night against the Sixers as I swapped my Mack shares for the German.  Although talking about anything with the stock market is just plain depressing right now!  14/4/6/2/0 with 2 treys in only 19 minutes for the Schrodes, in an “of-course” blowout of the Sixers.

Jeff Teague Remains in his funk, but I gotta think he gets out of this.  I’d keep pounding the pavement on some buy lows.

Al Horford 1.5 rainbow!  18/9/3/3/3.  Let’s make some bullet points on how this line is EVEN MORE impressive than just the popcorn stats! 1: Was in under 25 minutes, B: Hit yet another trey!, 3: There is no 3, Fourth: 3-3 FT, and In Conclusion: No TO.  See, look how good I was at organizing arguments in research papers!

Kent Bazemore Continues his revelatory year.  22/6/4/2/1, and another 3-3 FT bringing his FT% to 87.3% after never being above 65% in his career!  And of course virtually every other cat is a career high.  Flourishing for dem Hawks.

Mike Scott I swear it looks like he has 20-30 more emoji tattoos than last year.  Just goes to show that if you’re in the NBA and have a sweet stroke, you can completely avoid hardcore drug charges AND have the money to buy more horrible tattoos.  Hurray sports!

Jahlil Okafor Started next to Nerlens Noel, and both were pretty good!  The Big Oke Tree for 21/7/0/1/1 (3 TO but bleh) and Captain N for 9/13/2/2/1 (4 TO blehhhhh).  Even with the TO, those lines were in well under 30 mins, so they can co-exist at times.

Ish Smith A big reason anything is working in Phila (I hate those jerseys though!), but a mediocre 12/1/7/1/0 with 4 TO last night.  That suffocating German D!

Isaiah Thomas Ugggghhhhhhh.  First game on my REL team, I need assists, and instead I get 14/2/1/2/0 with 4 TO on an atrocious 5-17 shooting.  Thanks for not even getting halfway to 30, IT2/3!  Really putting the two-thirds in his nickname, and I might need to go so far as to call him IT29% to motivate him from that shooting “effort”.

Kelly Olynyk I was pretty impressed by a giant guy playing in sandals in the desert!  Olynyk of Nazareth for 16/9/2 with a couple of treys, the lack of D stats was annoying, but had confidence in his shot and his drive and played 33 minutes as Stephens is actually tightening up the rotations.  I’d add Olynyk in most leagues.

Jared Sullinger – Also played well, going 13/11/2/0/1 in 25 minutes, which would look that much prettier if he hit one or two of his 3 missed treys.  Maybe he’s gotten his sore wrist from frosting his mohawk.  There’s a weird sentence…

The Boston Clam Crowder – Remains filling and piping hot this season!  17/4/4/3/1 with no TO in a whopping 39 minutes with a trey.  Only 4-7 FT, but hard to get mad at all the potatoes and fresh clams he’s stuffing in the bowl.  I’m hungry now, can you have clam chowder for breakfast?!

Jimmy Butler Doesn’t score 30 (only 19 Pts), but gets you 10 dimes.  It’s almost like the Bulls don’t have a good facilitating PG!

Pau Gasol No wear on the treads for Pau just yet, going 17/18/4/0/1 in 35 minutes.  I looked at The Ageless Spaniard’s splits from last year to see if we should expect any sort of dropoff in the second half, and I did notice one thing – the blocks.  Dropped off fairly hard last year in March and April, so if that’s a helpful bargaining chip in a trade situation, keep it on the backburner.

Bobby Portis 4/8 with two blocks, and I think I’m his magic elixir.  I only saw two of his shots last night, a couple of Baby Hookers, that were sweet and smooth and right in there.  Actually I strike that, I remember the trey he attempted and it was a bigger brick than the one on Tony Montana’s desk.  So I guess I saw the good and the bad after all…  Still seems like a stash-only kinda guy, and Joakim Noah seems pretty close to returning.

Kobe Bryant – Tried to make everyone regret not taking him for 30 last night!  Barely fell short, but went 28/2/3 on a shocking 10-18 FG with a couple of treys.  First time this year we’ll ask, “Why didn’t he shoot it more?!”

Lou Williams 20 empty points besides a rogue block.  Sweet Lou is at least Sweet Consistent!

Brandon Bass – Your David Bowie Stat Oddity of the night, as The Big Ass Bass played a Big Ass 36 minutes for a 10/6/4/5/2 rainbow with no TO and never missed a shot.  3-3 FG and 4-4 FT.  Roy Hibbert has been terrible, so maybe there’s some added run possibility for Bass coming up.  I might look to spec add him in leagues deeper than 12.

D’Angelo Russell Just went nuts against the Kings!  D for 27/2/4/2/0 on 11-16 shooting (3-7 3PTM 2-3 FT) and a crazy +29 in a loss.  IN A LOSS!  D is walking away from the scene of that crime with more regret than after the Barksdales killed that snitch in the pilot!  But I should say he hobbled away from the scene of the crime, as he sprained his ankle late and needed X-Rays.  They were negative, but it certainly looks as if a couple games might be missed.

Marco Belinelli Wasn’t huge, but 11/2/3/2/0 with another trey from a popular streamer last night.  Beli up!

Darren Collison Ugh, Dammit Karl!

Only got 18 minutes last night, barely played next to Rajon Rondo who returned from his back issue (9/6/12/4/1 with his typical 50% FT shooting and 3 TO), and had an awful night.  You gotta hold onto Colly where you can, but this was a dream matchup that turned into a nightmare.  Cliche police!

DeMarcus Cousins Is awesome at basketball, please stay healthy though!  Seems to fall soooooo many times, and big man fall hard!

Quincy Acy – Hmmmm.  18/4/0/1/2 on 8-9 shooting, giving him double-digit scoring in back-to-back games.  Omri Casspi easily has the role when healthy, but there’s another guy that needs that Tempur-Pedic and might miss a few more.  Acy would only be a short-term streamer in a deep league though.

 

I hope everyone had a solid first full week of 2016, and is looking forward to the weekend!  Thanks for stopping by Razzball Nation, and catch you on Monday morning!

  1. Tyler says:
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    Do you still stash A.Gordon or just stream the spot in 16ers? What kind of upside do we expect from Gordon?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Yeah in 16ers I think you’d have to. With the right mins he could be 12/8 with a steal, block and a three a game

  2. Afro says:
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    Would you trade Poison Goose for The Stifle Tower?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Afro: If I didn’t needs Pts/3s, I’d take Stifle

  3. Matty

    Matty says:
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    Man, JB…that’s a new record for penis humor to start a basketball-related article.

    I bet you had to Google the proper way to spell “flaccid,” didn’t you? That woulda been a real boner if you’d gotten it wrong! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)

    Anyways, great job wrapping up the hardwood action…(I can’t stop.)

    • hamtime says:
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      @Matty: Hi Matty. Can i have your opinion on the 2 deals i have on the table:

      1. my KAT + gorgui for Paul George + Nurk (14m 9 cat)

      2. my Knight, Teague, Porzi for KD + Nurk (16m 11cat)

      • Matty

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        @hamtime: hamtime, what’s up brother?

        1) Really tough to give up KAT, but PG13 is pretty fair value in return (they’re 19th & 17th in 9-cat rankings, respectively). Gorgui and Nurk cloud the picture and it’s a bit of a prediction game on that front – first off, do you think Pek’s return to the MIN rotation will hurt Dieng’s playing time? It very well could and that means GD has declining value. Nurk, by all accounts, looks good in his limited action so far. He’s working himself back into shape and has some intriguing potential once he’s back to 100%. He would be classified as having improving value. I think you do that trade because of the secondary assets that feel like they’re heading in opposite directions.

        2) KD is a monster – he’s a top-3 player when he’s right. Knight/Teague/Zinger are all guys that will likely settle in the 40-60 range which is very valuable. I think this deal comes down to what the rest of your depth is like – if you can afford to part with three surefire starters (tough in a 16-man league) for a top tier guy and a bit of a wildcard with upside, then go for it. But there is safety in numbers, so it depends on your risk tolerance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matty: Hahaha, I actually spelled it right out of the gate I think! It didn’t have the red underline… Hah, see it’s contagious!

      • Matty

        Matty says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yep, you’ve single-handedly compromised the integrity of a once-proud posting community. So…congrats on that! haha

        More seriously though – have you watched many Jazz games? If so, what’s the eyeball test telling you about Hayward? He’s improved his 3pt% and dropped his TOs slightly, but the scoring, FG%, dimes, and defense are all down from last year. His minutes are up a bit year-over-year but FT attempts are down a bit. I haven’t seen much live Jazz action, so I can really only go by the numbers…and I’m amazed with all the injuries to the rest of Utah’s roster (Favors, Gobert, Burks, Hood, Exum) that Hayward just refuses to post monster lines. Doesn’t add up.

        Have a good Friday, my friend.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Matty: Poisoning the minds of youths one at a time!

          I actually haven’t seen too much Jazz. The little I have seen it was a lot of passiveness from Hayward – as you mention those FT down. I wish I had a good reason for him, I blame the hard part

  4. hamtime says:
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    Hi JB,

    Updating a previous post, the owner came back with my teague, knight, porzi for Kd + nurk. take? I think nurk is > hibbert + jameer…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @hamtime: Yeah that still seems solid to me, especially since that team needs a shakeup

  5. JB,

    I am about at the end of my rope waiting for Wiggins to be more productive across the board or even just more consistent as a scorer. I have an offer of Rudy Gay for Andrew Wiggins…should I take it?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ebonzieb: Yeahhhh even as a Wiggins supporter I would probably have to take Gay right now

  6. Pong says:
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    Hey guys, maybe it’s just me, but I’m finding it near impossible to browse your site using an iPhone. Every time i try to access an article, some random ad is forcing me out of my safari browser and to my app store page to download some game.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pong: Hmmmm, lemme kick that up to the bosses, sometimes we get bad ads in our ad servicing

  7. Zeke says:
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    Would you drop Capela for any of the guys below? I’m sitting in 1st place, and am able to take a chance on upside with my last roster spot. Don’t have any major needs stat or position-wise I’m looking to fill, essentially looking for a guy who has the potential to be a difference-maker post ASB.

    14 team, H2H

    Covington, M Leonard, J Johnson (TOR), T Ross, J Grant (PHI), M Turner, Len

    • v00dr00 says:
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      @Zeke: My bets go to Turner with only Mahinmi standing in his way and then Covington if he decides to figure out his life. Maaaaaybeeee Len too. All in that order. I’m also in that same position(no particular needs/1st place). Go get that upside.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Zeke: @v00dr00: Yeah Covington would be my stash. Such an opportinuity still there in philly. I just worry IND never plays Turner 20+ minutes often enough as they wanna limit wear on his knee that was sore starting the yr.

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          @JB Gilpin: @v00dr00: I appreciate the input from both of you; Turner and Covington were my 2 frontrunners. I think I’m going to grab Covington, if no other reason than I think Turner is less likely to be picked up out of FA in the immediate future. That, and the dumpster fire that is the Sixers. But as with any bottom of the roster guy, I won’t hesitate to cut bait if Turner gets let loose or if the Suns move Chandler and Len gets significant minutes again.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Zeke: Yeah that’s a good point. It would need to take injuries to two of the Pacers front line guys to get Turner consistent enough – but yeah the nice thing with a stash is it opens quick drop roster spot should someone emerge!

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    My Horford and Aminu for his Towns and Bazemore?

    I’m soooo closeeee to doing it…but Towns’ inconsistent minutes are stopping me. But a side of me also says that if they fall off the playoff run, they’ll play him over 30 min ever game.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jones: Well the flip side of that is they don’t play him crazy minutes to keep from playing him too much. I think it’s realllly close but I would prob want a smidge more since I like Horford

  9. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    JB WHEN ARE YOUR TOP 100 STARTERS COMING OUT!

    also would you trade a 2nd overall pick for someone’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounders? I don’t care I’m hijacking the basketball thread again!

    12 team roto league, everyone keeps 8 (tied to rounds), I’d be taking either giancarlo or donaldson probably with my first…

    THANKS

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Hah, probably not until early Feb 🙂 Although we have a Pod coming out soon! With everyone keeping 8 and those two studs avail, nah I wouldn’t trade that 2nd pick for pretty much 9th 10th and 11th rounders. Any time!

  10. Connor says:
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    Soooooo glad Gobert is back! Should I give up hope for Danny Green?? Lol he’s killing me. I could drop for Matt Barnes or Levine but it’s Danny Green! Also, just traded Myers Leonard and Bobby Portis for Jalil. Would you try to flip Jalil for Nurkic or hold? Thanks man!

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      @Connor: Me too man! I would get Barnes and keep an eye on Green on the wire. But I think it’s time to move on if you need numbers. I’m not a huge Jahlil guy, but I really worry about Nurk’s minutes. I think I’d narrowly keep Jahlil. Any time!

  11. Dante Green says:
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    Thanks to your reply on your other post, definitely gonna add Noah for the dimes, boards and occasional blocks! Appreciate it man!

    Is Karl now favoring Curry over our boy Colly?? Oh lawd

    I like to buy low on teague! Lol

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:
      Do you think Korver isn’t gonna get out of his slump? I need shooters to go around with Lillard!

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      @Dante Green:

      1) I called it! Gergreen did have a nice game! I own Dragic too, revenge game against their former team! Hah I’ve now overtaken the 3PM cat, thank God. Would you hold Green still for the next game? Or drop him for Korver?

      2) Lillard’s heavy minutes kinda concerns me, dude just got back from injury

      3) can we say Danny Green is back? Lol I almost dropped him but his comebacking d-stats made me hold. I hope he gains momentum

      4) lovin Dipo of late man, I hope they still start him at PG when Payton returns

      5) with 2 more days left, I’m -4 in blocks. It could’ve been closer if Gobert and RoLo were able to block a few

      I’m currently up 5-4, if my boys can keep the dimes and treys up, or Gobert miraculously blocks 10 shots, then I might finally steal a win after 10 weeks! I hope the fantasy gods are done screwing me over, I’ve had enough of that shit already. Gobert and Lillard have finally returned. Rid myself of Carroll who was holding my team back. Was able to add a few decent guys from the wire (Fournier, RoLo, Shame Larkin). Oh lawd just give this week 11 win!!

      JB, keep a close eye on Suckramento’s backcourt rotation, Karl might pull a Skiles on our boy Colly.

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      @Dante Green:

      JB, here’s the thing, I’m only up by three in 3PM. My opponent’s shooters for the next two days are:
      Iso-Joe
      Bazegod
      DeMar?
      Bron?
      Bello?
      Lin? (2 games)
      Pgasol?
      Ryno

      Mine:
      Dragic?
      Dipo
      Fournier
      Colly?
      GerGreen
      Lillard
      Ariza

      Korver just cleared the waivers so I picked him up but I let Gergreen stay, and dropped Lawson instead. I’m not sure if you liked that Korver stream (yea I just used that word on Korver lol), but with Bazegod and Ryno there I’m going to need every shooter I could find on the wire! Btw, somebody on my league just dropped Dieng. I’m gonna drop GerGreen for him. And prolly drop Korver (if he still sucks) for Noah too. What do you think? Thanks alot man, I know this is alot to take in and I apologize for that! Hah

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dante Green: Hah nah Curry didn’t play too much the last game either. I’d want Teague at a buy low too! I’d imagine Korver gets better, but I cautioned in my rank he would start slow off the surgeries.

        1. Nice! I’d hold Green or stream if you can 2. Mighta played through it if this season was meaningful I’d imagine, just was really cautious 3. Just one game after playing 11 and 14 mins the previous two. He looks fine just won’t be consistent 4. Hah kinda doubt they do… 5. get dem swats!

        Yeah health and nice adds there will get it going! Yup totally good with that Lawson drop, he ain’t helpin much this yr. Sure, yeah I like both of those big man adds for ya!

        Hah no worries, any time!

  12. Lawson says:
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    Hi JB!

    Should I drop Trey Burke instead of Marcus Smart?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Yo! Yeah I’d rather hold Smart.

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I also dropped E Turner for Booker (Suns) since I ve been reading he will be hampered by both Smart and Bradley but he has been doing good.I also just dropped Myles Turner to grab Aaron Gordon (again). I feel like I am chasing ghosts here, gambling mainly with perhaps too young promising players that wont contribute regularly.

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          @Lawson: Yup I’m good with that move, but Booker I dunno is a season-long hold. Hah yeah those two have been annoying, at least Gordon has upside to play more regularly and finally contribute, so he’s the right stash to me

  13. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 Teamer, Standard 9 CAT

    PG- John Wall, Darren Collison, Ish Smith
    SG- Bradley Beal, Jordan Clarkson
    SF- JR Smith, Matt Barnes, PJ Tucker
    PF- Kenneth Faried, Taj Gibson
    C- Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Jared Sullinger

    I’d like to pick up Mahinmi.
    Whos the best cut?

    All of my SF’s are kinda meh, or maybe Gibson with Noah coming back?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Yeah I’d add him too, debate for me is Tucker or Gibson. Even with Wall a beast, I think you could use Tucker’s stl and yeah I bet Gibson’s role takes a massive hit, I think that’s your drop

  14. JJ says:
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    Gobert is back and I gotta take him out the IR slot, who do I drop P Bev or Larkin?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: Ugh Larkin hasn’t been very good. I’ll lean PBev is still the first drop though

  15. Connor says:
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    Hey JB! Trade question for you.
    I give up George Hill and Gallo for Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris. 12 team 10 cat league with FT made. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Connor: Yo! Yup I like it! Rjax is my favorite in deal so it’s a win for sure

  16. Dante Green says:
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    Should we drop Larkin and put our trust on Skiles by adding Agordon? I’m hesitating coz ORL only has one game next week and I already have Dipo and Fournier, but damn Larkin needs to step it up.

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      @Dante Green:

      1) Scratch Agordon, I’ll be digging myself a deeper hole if I add another Magic player. Let’s just hope nobody’s paying him any mind so we could snag him by the end of the week

      2) We are supposed to drop Gergreen for Noah/Dieng, but Gergreen is playing better than Larkin (and Wade might have suffered a shoulder injury). Your thoughts on Shame? Worth another try? We could hang onto Danny Green and Korver and hope for a steadier season long value (both just had decent games), and drop Larkin instead for one of these guys: Noah, Dieng, Agordon

      I know it’s been only a few games, but Sloan outperforming Larkin doesn’t help the latter’s value. It’s looking bleak. Arghh

      • Dante Green says:
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        @Dante Green:

        Whoa. The Nets just fired Hollins

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: Yeah larkin hasn’t been that good… I’d say it’s needs based, both should prob be owned. Totally good holding Larkin. Shame is still worth holding over G Green for sure. I’d rather drop both Green and Korver for more production/streaming, especially Gordon upside even though sched hurts him. Hah yeah Nets are awful, not too surprising…

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            @JB Gilpin:

            If it’s needs based, I totally would want Larkin on my team. I’d love to have four PGs , but I’d want Larkin to average at least 5 dimes a game! I think I’d give him another chance! Come on Shame, don’t let Sloan take away your PT for Christ’s sake.

            Yea, Wade may have dodged a bullet, shoulder seems fine so it’s OK to let Gergreen go. Will definitely drop him for Dieng. Thanks bud, you’re the best

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Dante Green: Hah well with the Nets firing people and now rampant speculation they’ll be selling vets, I bet Larkin gets the run. It may be bumpy here and there though. Hah appreciate it man, we try!

  17. Dave says:
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    1.Zaza for clarkson in 14 team 9catg league? Who have better value for ros. I will be getting zaZa and trying to solidify my Rebs and fg.
    2. For rest of the season who would you rather have Henson , Ezeli, or M tuner? I’m getting frustrated with turners lack of mins.
    Thanks .

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dave: I narrowly lean clarkson in a vacuum, but it’s def close enough to like either side for needs. 2. Yeah Turner and that knee that has the Pacers horrified… I’ll lean Henson right now

  18. Gary says:
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    Please answer ASAP..would you drop larkin/Matt Barnes for a Gordon? He’s starting to pick it up. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gary: If you have good G stats I’m good losing Larkin for A Gordon

  19. Shaun says:
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    Would you trade favors, porzingis, bosh and Wes Matthews for cousins, Tobias, Pau and covington (dropping him)?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaun: Damn. Yeah I think I would, Cousins is best in deal, you minimize some risk with Favors’ back and Porzy’s youth, it’s close though

  20. Lasandro says:
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    Should I drop Tobias or Barton in my 9team 14cat roto for miro, Barnes, d booker or Tucker?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Mirotic is intriguing, it’s closeeee with your boy Barton starting to taper off. Narrowly holding

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Add Barnes to that ranking because dude is starting to heat up again with those multi cats and it seems like he’ll get the mins moving forward right?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: sorry, have to add Booker into that mix – I feel like he’ll get the mins and shots going forward and his ASTs and stls intrigue me. So… please rank:
        Barton, Miro, D Booker, Barnes, Casspi, Tobias, Covington, Hood, J Johnson.

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Was hoping you could rank the guys above. Below, you said Miro, Barton and Casspi. Where does Tobias rank here? I know he’s the most talented, but youc an’t ignore that low usage, despite the good mins. Would swapping him for even Amir J be a good move? Amir has been ballin’ and contributes everywhere with less 3s to Tobias and more D stats. Please rank all these dudes for me and I’ll go with the top 2..

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: Oh I thought you wanted the other list, throwing too many lists! Tobias is still #1. Then Miro, Barton, Barnes, Casspi, Hood, J (Joe?) Johnson, Covginton, Booker. Nah def hold Tobias still for Amir

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: could you please rank casspi, Barton and miro right now? Miro just for grabbed but may be able to trade for him with my Barton. Or drop my Barton and grab casspi, seeing that he should be good to go by Wednesday and was putting up great numbers? I hate even question Barton’s value but things may get murky with mudiay back. Speaking of, he’s also on the wire so do you think he’ll be of value in a 14cat?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Yeah Barnes is nice, I think Miro is an add over Barton now though – ah crap just saw your final comment. I’d rank em Miro-Barton-Casspi. I think with Casspi’s balky back I’d hold Barton. Ugh I dunno about Mudiay… More cats does help him out though…

  21. v00dr00 says:
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    Larkin is really playing himself out of a job… Sloan is tempting right now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @v00dr00: I know right?! and I talked Sloan up when Jack went down! Only thing is the Nets are gonna start tanking so I think they wanna see what they have in Larkin

  22. hanns says:
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    Help me with my line up next week. I nreally need to win! I’m in a 12 team, 9 cat, H2H.

    my team- http://i.imgur.com/aU65Uio.png

    his team- http://i.imgur.com/0n0CdTa.png

    I def won’t play derozen, but I’m not sure about ish smith. I also don’t know if will barton will be ina slump. I’m thinking about putting in sullinger or taj gibson in place of derozen?

    please help me!

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      @hanns:

      woah, net’s coach fired and gm steps down. What does this mean for larkins? He does have 4 game snext week but he’s been playing like shit.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @hanns: @hanns: @hanns: Yeah I think Sully and Larkin are probably plays for you this upcoming week. The firing indicates to me that they’re gonna try and tank and play rookies more – maybe not a huge change right away though. I’d bench DeRozan and yeah probably bench Barton. I’d play Ish. he’s playing a lot of G

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          @JB Gilpin:
          after tonight’s game would you still recommend that line up against his team? wall,jackson, p gasol, hayward, lillard, pachulia, smith, larkins, and sullinger?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @hanns: yup i think so at quick glance!

  23. Dorian says:
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    Hey JB, seems that trade I tried fell through. Thanks though for saying it was at least worth it. I’m trying to scope out some teams for a trade around the 100s overall so that I can purchase a possible 20 contract to squeeze in. Or anyone really. I put up for sale sign with him on it, but no one’s biting. 🙁

    If at the end of the season I’m not able to trade Lowry, who should I give up on? My soft cap is 100, but the hard cap is 165. However to retain my 1st overall, I need to retain 35 of my hard cap. Thereby, meaning I can only spend at most 130. The only penalty for going over the soft cap is sacrificing your 1st pick (35) or 2nd pick (30).

    The costs so far are Lowry (40), Draymond (40), Giannis (35), or Porzingis (35). Who would you recommend? I’m almost leaning towards the later 3, simply because as great as Lowry is, the other 3 are big men who get all around stats. Add in someone like Ben Simmons and this team will be rocking for a good 6 years even with an adequate point guard and shooting guard.

    Oh, its 12 team (for now), rosters are PG/SG/SF/PF/C/3UTL/6BN/1IL and scoring is FG%/FT%/3PT/PTS/REBS/ASTS/STLS/BLKS/PFs/TOs.

    • Dorian S. says:
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      @Dorian:
      Okay, I just found out that the Commish made a mistake and that it should be by the O-Rank and not the actual rank of the player during the season, so as not to screw someone over playing way above where they should be. So if you get someone like Porzingis who’s playing way above, you get him cheap.

      I’m asking him to send me it because Kyle Lowry’s O-Rank is 25, Draymond’s is 26, Giannis is 59 and Porzingis is 157. He says Draymond is 35 candidate, so here’s hoping that with the pricing change, I might squeeze under 130 with these four. Then I can add in Ben Simmons and laugh all the way to the bank next season.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dorian S.: Damn, sorry it didn’t work out! Yeah and you have a lot of youth with those latter 3. Just need to get a cheap PG. Cool so you need low O-Rank PG if you move Lowry. Hah yeah Simmons with those guys and filling out with affordable G will make you crazy good!

  24. Johnc says:
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    Danny Green or Jennings ROS in a vacuum? 9 cat, h2h. Thank you

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnc: I’ll stick with Green there. Any time!

  25. 29 J says:
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    Hi JB,

    Who can I target if I’m going to make a trade offer to consolidate my Kobe and Tyreke? TIA.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @29 J: Hmmmm, I’d look for a team that either is super low in TO or is a TO punt. You’re dealing a lot of TO. Both guys have a lot of risk too. So I don’t think you could get too much. Maybe top-50ish overall type?

  26. justin says:
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    in a 9 cat, 12 person h2h. who is a good pick up for the upcoming week?

    amir johnson, sloan, gerald green, schroder, tony allen, olynk.

    i currently own garret temple who i kinda wana drop too. so can you suggest two players to pick up who are better than temple.

    • Justin says:
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      @justin: also someone dropped cassipi. So he is also available.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Justin: Lovvvve Green as a stream this week. And yeah I’d add Casspi and hope his back is healed, I’d certainly get those two

  27. Ryan says:
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    Hey, JB and Slim, can you guys try to drum up some support for players that clearly deserve more votes for the All-Star game on the podcast? I just saw the latest results and was disgusted. DeMarre Carroll and Joakim Noah have more votes than Millsap! D-Wade and Kyrie are slated to start over Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry/John Wall. Kobe..

    Razzball nation please do the right thing!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Ugggghhhhh terrible! For sure man, sounds like a fun segment!

  28. Cam says:
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    Now that the Stifle Tower is off the IR, I have to drop somebody….who would you drop. I’ve narrowed it down to 4

    Clarkson
    Ish
    Barton
    Bazemore

    My other guys are
    Westbrook/Reggie
    Greek Freak/Gallinari
    KAT/Drummond

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cam: It’s between Barton and Bazemore for me. And Bazemore is just flat out playing better right now. Seems shocking, but I think Barton is the cut

  29. sliimbo says:
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    whats up buddy

    9 cat, Could use some assists since ive lost jack and bledsoe for the year

    do you think i could drop Marvin Williams, Robin Lopez or Casspi for Pat Bev, Sloan, Tony Parker, Chalmers or Mahinmi

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @sliimbo: Whats up man? Sure I’d make at least one move, losing Marvin. Prob would get Parker.

  30. squadus says:
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    Kent Bazemore, Will Barton or Jae Crowder?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @squadus: I’ll take Crowder

  31. Dante Green says:
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    I know I shouldn’t be complaining about Lillard’s big game against OKC but his 7 turnovers cost me a what should’ve been 6-3 win (only lost by 1 TO). Oh God.

    My team’s current record is 34-65 and 16 games behind team no. 6, but with only eight weeks remaining in our league (before playoffs), can I still seriously pull off a miraculous comeback and take that 6th playoff spot? Damn. My team dug an enormous hole so unbelievably deep I don’t think I’d be able to come out of it alive, and I’m not even sure if improving my record close to .500 is enough for a playoff spot. I kept thinking what if Lillard, Gobert and Favors never had to miss so much time but it is what it is. There’s no point in dwelling in the past. All I could do now is pray that the fantasy gods are done fucking with me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Ugh damn that sucks! Still, 6-3 is a nice win 🙂 So 6-3 next 8 weeks would be 48-24 making you 82-79. It’ll be tough, but if you can maintain that record pace you could do it!

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